Wikimania2013 writing-bootcamp

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My talk presented during Wikimania 2013 on Asia Track

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Wikimania2013 writing-bootcamp

  1. 1. Wikipedia Bootcamp in Taiwan: Experience of Taipei Writing Camp for Tutorialing New Editors
  2. 2. I'm Dennis ● SupaplexTW ● Secretary of Wikimedia Taiwan ● OpenStreetMap Mapper ● Deal with Open Data Movement in Taiwan
  3. 3. Wikimedia Taiwan ● Establish in 2007 ● Currently running Wiki Loves Monuments ● Project: Localwiki, Eduction project
  4. 4. WLM
  5. 5. Taipei Community
  6. 6. Seasonly Meetup
  7. 7. ● The Beginning of Taipei Writing Bootcamp
  8. 8. Meetup in Taipei
  9. 9. 2011. 3.4 Taipei First Meetup Since Wikimania 2007
  10. 10. Finally We had Meetup After Wikimania 2007
  11. 11. It seems Work Fine in Taipei
  12. 12. But
  13. 13. ● Someone though we are wikileaks
  14. 14. Log of 5/23 2011 ● The Redesign of Chinese Wikipedia Frontpage – It should be user friendly – According to attendees who are readers, they won't go to frontpage ● The Date and Topic of Summer Meetup is Decided ● Wiklleaks is not Wikipedia ● The Possible of Wiki Club in School
  15. 15. There's Some Problems in Meetup Hold in Taipei ● Too much Topics ● It's Hard to Control Attendees' User Experience ● New Comers Won't Attend Again, Only Experienced Editors ● Meetup Can't Recruit More Contributions to Wikipedia
  16. 16. For Potential Contributer ● They're Curious about Wikipedia ● They Saw the Promotion Banner of Meetups ● New comers can't get into the topic ● Someone want to learn how to edit Wikipedia
  17. 17. ● Someone Ask Permission to Put Their Stuffs on Wikipedia ● Someone Want us to help them edit things
  18. 18. ● It's Annoying to Answers these #@$ Questions ● The Active Contributors usually Won't Showup in Meetup
  19. 19. Why We Hold Meetup? ● Making Friends ● Learn How to Edit Wikipedia ● Learn More Knowledge ● Let More People Know Wikipedia ● More
  20. 20. What We Should Do ● Improve the Chinese WIkipedia, Especially Quantity ● Need More Editors ● Keep New Contributors and Train Them
  21. 21. ● Maybe It's A Good Idea to Incubate Contributors
  22. 22. What We Change ● Split the Meetup – Regular Meetup for Communities – Tutoring Meetup for Newbies ● Tutoring Meetup acts as Help Desk for Newbies
  23. 23. About Writing Bootcamps ● Start: September, 2011 ● Taipei, Taiwan ● Every Second Saturday ● Hold 20 times
  24. 24. Workflow of Writing Bootcamps ● 1. Singup ● 2. Report What was done Last Month ● 3. Tutoring Time
  25. 25. Workflow of Writing Bootcamps ● 1. Singup ● 2. Report What was done Last Month ● 3. Tutoring Time
  26. 26. Workflow of Writing Bootcamps ● 1. Singup ● 2. Report What was done Last Month ● 3. Tutoring Time
  27. 27. Tutoring Time ● Q&A ● Discussion Time ● Editing
  28. 28. LOGO ● The Chinese Character 北 is the Abbreviation of 'Taipei' ● Pen Stands for Writing ● Plus symbol is for keep improvement of Wikipedia ● Puzzle Piece is for Small Contribution
  29. 29. Comparison to Editathon ● In Writing Bootcamp, the Hosts doesn't Provide Reference ● We Hold the Bootcamp in Coffee Shop with Wifi ● Still Want to Collaborate with Cultural Institute
  30. 30. Obstacle ● Hard to find a proper Meeting Space for discussion and Editing ● Active Editors in Taiwan Usually Won't Show up in Meetup
  31. 31. Obstacle ● Can't establish connections between GLAMs ● Lack of Proper References to Support Editing
  32. 32. Obstacle ● Needs to Translate Educational Booklets to Traditional Chinese
  33. 33. Thank You ● info@wikimedia.tw ● Twitter @Dennisc140

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